Posts Tagged ‘St. Michael’s Medical Center near Park Crescent Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center’

A Happy Optimistic Partner Promotes Better Health for their Spouse

Here is an Appropriate Study for Valentine’s Day! A study by researchers at Michigan State University found that a happy optimistic partner promotes better health for their spouse as they grow old together. This lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), dementia and cognitive decline. The study was published November 29, 2019 in the Journal…

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Walkable Neighborhoods may Lower the Risk for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month February is American Heart Month and today February 7 women all over the United States are wearing red to raise awareness among millions of people of the need to eradicate heart disease and stroke. Research shows that living a healthy lifestyle that includes getting enough physical exercise can prevent heart…

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AGEISM is Prejudice against the Elderly

Age-related prejudice (AGEISM) is a major problem for seniors. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines AGEISM: “AGEISM is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age; AGEISM can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs.” AGEISM has Harmful Effect…

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Tips for Handling Sundowning in Alzheimer’s Disease

Some of you may remember these lyrics of a song made famous by that great African-American blues singer, Bessie Smith: “I hate to see that evening sun go down” Today millions of caregivers and loved ones of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia also hate to see that evening sun go down because of a…

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Hearing Loss may be the Reason for some Kinds of Memory Loss

Is your loved one forgetting things? This may be because they do not properly hear a lot of what is said to them. A study published June, 2019 in the Canadian Journal on Aging suggests that hearing loss may be the reason for some kinds of memory loss. Thus, if a person does not hear…

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Preventing Prediabetes from Developing into Diabetes

By 2025 one in every five Adult Americans will have Diabetes According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), there were about 30.3 million Americans with diabetes (9.4% of the US population) in 2017. This is one in every 10 adult Americans. About 7.2 million people have diabetes that has not been diagnosed.…

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How to Prevent the Christmas Coronary and the Holiday Heart Syndrome

The Christmas Coronary and the Holiday Heart Syndrome A Swedish study published in the BMJ British Medical Journal showed that on Christmas Eve there was a 37% higher chance to have a heart attack. In fact, the most dangerous time for having a heart attack was around 10:00 pm, which was a few hours after…

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Today, December 3, 2019 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The yearly observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to increase awareness about people with disabilities and to promote their rights and well-being in every…

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